"Game Of Thrones" Season 8 First Episode Runtime Revealed

That's shorter than the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but still epic in scope, especially considering the final season of Game of Thrones is only the end of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. Season 7's finale came in at almost 80 minutes, which has been the longest Game of Thrones episode to date.

Although there are no direct spoilers for Season 8, please turn back now if you wish to not find out any runtimes for the final season of Game of Thrones.

George R.R. Martin may still not be ready to release The Winds of Winter yet, but that doesn't mean Game of Thrones fans won't have a reason to visit the bookstore this year.


The US network has allotted 54 minutes for episode one (HBO website ID 81555, April 14) and 58 minutes for episode two (HBO website ID 81556, April 21).

HBO has updated its schedule to include the first two episodes of season 8, complete with runtimes.

This isn't much different than the previous seven seasons. But when you have a series with such a large community of fans, it is very hard to please everyone, as D.B. Weiss and David Benioff told EW. What D.B. Weiss and David Benioff want, is for fans to react like they did for the ending of Breaking Bad: 'I hope we'll have the same discussion as Breaking Bad where people were wondering if it was an A or an A +,' Weiss told EW. You can check out our recaps of Season 1 and Season 2, but now we're moving on to Game of Thrones Season 3. There are a lot of firsts in these episodes.

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